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Radon Indoor Air Program

Florida Department of Health in Lake County Environmental Health

  •  352-253-6130
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    352-253-6133, Secure Fax 352-253-6140
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    Mailing Address

    Post Office Box 1305 

    Tavares, FL 32778 

    Physical Address 

    315 West Main Street, Suite 523 

    Tavares, FL 32778 

Radon Facts:

Leading Cause of Lung Cancer for Non-Smokers.

You can’t see it, smell it, or taste it. Radon, a Class A carcinogen, is the second cause of lung cancer. Radon is responsible for more than 21,000 lung cancer deaths a year (one every 25 minutes). In Florida, one in five homes tested has elevated radon levels above the action level of 4 pCi/L. Elevated radon levels have been found in all types of buildings, including manufactured homes, schools and high-rise condominiums.

Radon comes from the radioactive breakdown of naturally occurring radium found in most soils. As a gas in the soil, it enters buildings through small openings in the foundation. Since the building can hold the radon similarly to smoke trapped under a glass, indoor radon concentrations can increase to many times that of outdoor levels. The only way to know the radon levels in your home is to test. Contact us: 1-800-543-8279 - email radonreports@flhealth.gov*.

  • Radon is the leading cause of lung cancer among non-smokers.
  • Did you know 1 in 5 homes in Florida has an elevated radon level?
  • Test your home free of charge by filling out this form!
  • Radon is a naturally occurring, odorless, colorless, tasteless, and radioactive gas produced from the radioactive decay of radium, found in most soils and earthen construction materials.
  • Radon is the single largest source of radiation exposure in the U.S.
  • The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency estimates that radon is responsible for more than 21,000 lung cancer deaths per year in the U.S. (about one person every 25 minutes).
  • U.S. Surgeon General recommends all houses be tested for radon.
  • For more information visit our webpage, CLICK HERE

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*Under Florida law, e-mail addresses are public records. If you do not want your e-mail address released in response to a public records request, do not send electronic mail to this entity. Instead, contact this office by phone or in writing (F.S. 668.6076).